Amazon Jungle Yoga Retreat

Ecuador · October 6 - 17 2018

A two-week-long retreat to a yoga paradise deep in Ecuador's jungle.

Overview

Find your stillness in the jungle at this Pachamama Yoga Retreat in the Amazon, in Ecuador. Two weeks of daily yoga classes, meditation and excursions into the heart of the jungle and across Ecuador will purify your mind and invigorate your body.

Travel across the Amazon from the thriving city of Quito to community lodges in the jungle. 1-2 yoga classes a day are scheduled into the action, with you heading out to indigenous markets, ancient waterfalls, taking part in cultural exchanges with locals and going on hikes deep into the rainforest in between.

You'll stay in different spots as you travel into the jungle, from quaint hotels to jungle lodges, ending the trip in banos - the ultimate Ecuadorian spot for spa treatments and geothermal springs.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Morning & Evening Yoga
  • All Meals
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation

Hosts

Yoga by Jessica Desiree

Jess embraces letting the beauty you love be what you do! She first began teaching yoga in remote villages in Mongolia and was amazed at yoga’s universal ability to inspire and heal. She enjoys guiding her students toward a celebration of the heart, an awareness of the intuitive body, and a deep sense of belonging.

With that concept in mind, Jess’s classes are full of playfulness, optimism, forgiveness, empowerment, and humor; reminding her students that anytime we link the mind, body, and soul and give selflessly with intention, on and off the mat, we are practicing yoga.

Travelling the Amazon

Lodges, Hotels and forest tribal homes.

Overview

In Quito enjoy a hotel stay before heading to the Achuar community lodge of Ti’inkias and the Sápara community-based project of Naku in the rainforest, where you'll stay in rustic lodges, meet local tribes and be welcomed into the community.

To end the journey you'll spend two days in the mountain town of Banos, recovering and making the most of the spa treatments available.

The Plan

Day

After you arrive in Quito, you'll ease into the retreat with a welcome orientation and restorative evening yoga session.

Day

After an energizing morning yoga session and breakfast, you'll descend the Avenue of Volcanoes and the waterfall-laden Pastaza river canyon to the Amazon gateway. When you get your fill of exploration, you'll return to your hotel for dinner and a discussion about your experience in the rainforest.

Day

You'll hop on a flight over the rainforest to Achuar Territory. Once you land, you'll set out for a river canoe trip and hike to Ti’inkias community and lodge, where you'll take part in a traditional welcome.

Day

You'll head out for a rainforest hike with emphasis on medicinal plants and Achuar spirituality. Then you'll learn about the cultural traditions of ceramic and basket making, weaving, blowdart practice, and more. You'll unwind with an afternoon yoga session and storytelling around the fire.

Day

Take part in a dream cleansing ritual then take part in a contemplative meditation in the rainforest before visiting a waterfall. Then tonight take part in a shamanic ceremony.

Day

Spend time with the shaman and enjoy you time in the forest before taking part in a cultural exchange with the Achuar this evening for dancing, singing and general merriment with the locals.

Day

Say farewell before your flight to Sapara where you'll be welcomed to Naku lodge and head out to swim in the Conambo river.

Day

Start the day with morning yoga then learn about Sápara’s physical and spiritual connection to the forest before a sacred tobacco ritual and solo meditation. Tonight the Sápara invitate you to participate in an evening shamanic ceremony.

Day

Spend a day reflecting, journaling or simply roaming the rainforest before evening yoga and meditation.

Day

Fly out of the rainforest to a mountain spa hotel between the rainforest and the Andes.

Day

Yoga, then meditation, then your entire day can be spent relaxing in thermal springs or having spa treatments in Banos.

Day

Enjoy one final morning yoga class before travelling home.

Amazon Jungle Yoga Retreat

Yogascapes
Included
Accommodation
Morning & Evening Yoga
All Meals
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Accommodation
Morning & Evening Yoga
All Meals
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Shared Accommodation